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Bands of Heroes does not provide crisis counseling. If you or someone you know needs crisis counseling and needs to speak with someone immediately please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1), text 838255, call 911 or proceed to the nearest ER.

Below are some resources that can help you or someone you know.

Crisis Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)



Non Crisis Resources

The Station Foundation

Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

VA launches single access point to all VA contact centers

Dec. 16, 2020, 12:03:00 PM

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today, the formal launch of 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411), a single access point to all VA contact centers.

The number is available 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year to serve Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors.

Responding to Veteran feedback on the challenges of knowing the right number for VA assistance, 1-800-MyVA411, serves all members of the Veteran community seeking information or help. Veterans and their families can still  reach the Veterans Crisis Line directly at 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1, by Chat or by texting 838255. The White House VA Hotline is also still available at 1-855-948-2311 for Veterans and their families to share compliments and concerns.

“1-800-MyVA411 is always the right number to reach VA and is a great example of the department’s customer service strategy in action,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “1-800-MyVA411 provides easy access to specialized contact centers as well as an option to immediately talk to a live agent.”

When dialing 1-800-MyVA411, callers have the option of pressing 0 to be immediately connected with a customer service agent to answer questions or provide a warm-handoff to the appropriate VA expert. 

During the pilot phase from Oct. 1, 2019–Sep. 31, 1-800-MyVA411 connected more than 1.3 million callers with VA contact centers and experts.

 1-800-MyVA411 provides information on:

  • COVID-19 updates.
  • Health care eligibility and enrollment.
  • VA benefits, such as disability, compensation and pension, education programs, caregiver support, insurance, home loans, and burial headstones and markers among others.
  • The nearest VA medical centers, benefits offices or cemeteries to Veterans, VA Medical Center operational updates and connection to VA Medical Center operators.
  • Directory assistance and technical support for www.VA.gov.
  • Debt and payment options.

For more information contact the Veterans Experience Office at Vets-Experience@VA.gov

Veterans Administration (VA.GOV) https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5588 Dec. 16, 2020, 12:03:00 PM